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Moisture Content/
Water
Activity

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Hemp and cannabis plants need water to grow and thrive, and yet your final products must be stripped of most of their moisture in order to guarantee safety. Overmoisturization can occur as a result of overwatering, high humidity or an ineffective curing process. This is especially a risk for plants that grow outside, which are more susceptible to environmental conditions. You’ll need to test your post-harvest hemp for water activity and moisture content because these are key factors that can indicate risks for microbial contamination.

How we test for PAHs

We analyze extracts for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons using the gas chromatography-mass spectrometry GC/MS method. First, we weigh the sample. Then we safely quantify trace levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that may be polluting your product. Using this trusted protocol, we deliver precise results within 3-5 days.
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How to submit a sample for PAH testing

The process to submit a sample of your flower or derivative product is easy. At ACS, we accept hemp products from all 44 states and medical cannabis from registered providers in Florida. Plus, if you live in Florida, you can schedule our courier service from anywhere in the state. Simply request your test to speak with an expert at ACS. We’ll follow up right away to explain the submission process or arrange to collect a sample.
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What We Test?

We test cannabis and hemp: Flowers/Plants, Derivative Products and Edibles

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Smokable
Flower
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Extracts & Concentrates
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Edibles
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What We Test For?

Water Activity and Moisture tests include the quantitative detection of the following.

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Moisture
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Water Activity

How we test for PAHs

We analyze extracts for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons using the gas chromatography-mass spectrometry GC/MS method. First, we weigh the sample. Then we safely quantify trace levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that may be polluting your product. Using this trusted protocol, we deliver precise results within 3-5 days.
A male lab expert performing tests with a machine

How to submit a sample for PAH testing

The process to submit a sample of your flower or derivative product is easy. At ACS, we accept hemp products from all 44 states and medical cannabis from registered providers in Florida. Plus, if you live in Florida, you can schedule our courier service from anywhere in the state. Simply request your test to speak with an expert at ACS. We’ll follow up right away to explain the submission process or arrange to collect a sample.
A male lab expert performing tests with a machine

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